UK Everything Everywhere 4G LTE verdict delayed by Ofcom
Matt - March 29th, 2012 10:32 AM
Well it appears that Vodafone’s, O2′s and Three’s little tantrum, opposing Everything Everywhere’s plans to roll out 4G by 2013, has worked and consequently Ofcom has delayed the final verdict until May 8th.
Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, was presented with Everything Everywhere’s plans a few weeks ago regarding their UK 4G rollout, and actually approved it stating that it would bring a much-needed boost to UK smartphone users’ mobile internet experience.
However, after Vodafone, O2 and Three decided to get upset about the decision, Everything Everwhere’s plans have been halted until a final verdict can be made on May 8th.
Everything Everywhere, who are a joint company between Orange and T-Mobile, planned to convert the exisiting 2G spectrum to kickstart its 4G network, which would have brought some much needed improvements to our, already terrible, mobile internet service over here in the UK.
Ofcom had originally given the other networks until April 17th to voice their concerns, but it only took a matter of days before they voiced their opinion.
Because of their opinion being brought to light, Ofcom have had no choice but to delay the final decision regarding Everything Everywhere’s plans.
What are your opinions on the matter? Everything Everywhere has the 2G spectrum to finally bring us UK customers 4G connectivity, whilst the others do not, so should this sort of thing really be delayed (considering that we’re severely behind in the mobile internet speed market anyway)? Let us know in the comments below.